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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    edited January 5
    I'm definitely not looking forward to returning to Ivalice (always felt it was too depressing a world ever since my introduction to it in the original FFT), but I do look forward to seeing Red Mages become the new dragoon, dying from careless backflips or forward sword thrusts into AOEs. I can hear the cries now of "but my rotation supercedes fight mechanics."

    Waaaaah? All the 24 man raids have been a blast so far. I'm totally excited for the new one.

    I do however agree that 100% Red Mage's are going to be dying left and right due to fight mechanic animation locks. Soooooo much fun haha.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    I'm back in the game, resubbed for a month. Excited to play more, even if it's not as often as I'd like!
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    edited January 6
    Like I said on twitter I'm thinking of moving to the rpgamer server to check I'll with you guys. Mac, I'm just sorry you don't have enough time to make it to the Heavensward story. No joke, best final fantasy story ever since ff9 (or 10 if you think that's better). Heavensward is unreal.
  • The DoomhammerThe Doomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    Patch trailer time!


    That Nero, what a guy. He's always on the level.
  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    Any words on a free weekend coming up?
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    Any words on a free weekend coming up?

    They just had a 4 day free login for the whole month of December. For the last couple of years there have consistently been free login periods in March, June, September, and December. I suppose the next one will be in March and overlap with the Easter event.

    I talked to my manager today and she said March-June is going to be busy at work. If I want to resub before 4.0 (and I do) it'll need to be soon. I'll probably resub after I finish FF15.
    The lesson here is that dreams inevitably lead to hideous implosions.
  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    Patch trailer time!


    That Nero, what a guy. He's always on the level.

    Drool.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Almost to 48 on Ninja, which is good considering how little I've been able to play so far. Finally did Darkhold, though I could have swore I'd already done it. Nothing was familiar. Which sub 50 dungeon is a castle? Cutter's?
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    Think Stone Vigil's the one you're referring to there
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Ah yes. Months (years) of not doing this content gets confusing.
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    I want to say you're close to Heavensward.... but now the true grind begins lol.
    How do you like ninja so far? The mudras reallllly throw me off. I'm so used to Dragoon and Monk rotations that Ninja didn't click for me.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    After getting to 50 with WAR and PLD, NIN has been fun, but confusing at times. Takes a while to adjust to mudras, but I really dig them. Haven't spent much time with other DPS jobs.
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Almost to 48 on Ninja, which is good considering how little I've been able to play so far. Finally did Darkhold, though I could have swore I'd already done it. Nothing was familiar. Which sub 50 dungeon is a castle? Cutter's?

    If you're running dungeons by choice or for fun (not a roulette, I mean), then I'll give a piece of advice: don't do Aurum Vale. It's STILL rough. All the other dungeons are cakewalks. If I remember right you didn't do AK or WP during 2.0. They've been nerfed and they're easy now.
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    7thCircle wrote: »
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Almost to 48 on Ninja, which is good considering how little I've been able to play so far. Finally did Darkhold, though I could have swore I'd already done it. Nothing was familiar. Which sub 50 dungeon is a castle? Cutter's?

    If you're running dungeons by choice or for fun (not a roulette, I mean), then I'll give a piece of advice: don't do Aurum Vale. It's STILL rough. All the other dungeons are cakewalks. If I remember right you didn't do AK or WP during 2.0. They've been nerfed and they're easy now.

    I still see people quit out of AV. It's so sad.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited January 10
    Is the Vale the one where you have to fight Malboro's? I hate that one. Been doing Roulettes, most have been easier low level ones. Darkhold was the first higher level one I've gotten in a while. You are right, I've not done AK or WP.
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Is the Vale the one where you have to fight Malboro's? I hate that one. Been doing Roulettes, most have been easier low level ones. Darkhold was the first higher level one I've gotten in a while. You are right, I've not done AK or WP.

    Yes! It's a ridiculous slog.
    Level 50 has something like 15 dungeons to unlock (maybe more), they range from awesome (Wandering Palace aka WP) to long and boring (Hullbreaker Isle). The plus side is at 50 you can gather tomestones to get 120 gear which isn't half bad until around 54ish.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    I just dread the 8 man stuff. Even if it's easier now.
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    Macstorm wrote: »
    I just dread the 8 man stuff. Even if it's easier now.

    You really shouldn't. It's a party now.
    Everyone just kills stuff super fast and writes stupid stuff in chat. Haha I wish you were at the 24 man stuff! It's the pinnacle of FFXIV imo.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    People still do the older 24man stuff?
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  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    Macstorm wrote: »
    People still do the older 24man stuff?

    Usually for pets, mounts, unique weapons, crafting stuff etc
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    Macstorm wrote: »
    People still do the older 24man stuff?

    With a feature called Wondrous Tails people to run the old crystal tower occasionally. I do it for fun every now and again :-)
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    24 man is still active. There are decent reasons for vets to rerun them and they're all fun or close enough to fun. Some of the 8 man stuff has become a barren wasteland of infinite queue times, but not the ones required by the main quest.

    The old 24 man raid comes as part of a lengthy side quest, though. You would be better off focusing on the main story and getting to HW as soon as possible, in my opinion. If you get tired of plowing through 2.1-2.5, then do optional stuff as a change of pace.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Yeah, catching up on HW is my top priority. Just curious what else is out there to help with leveling when that time comes.
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    You won't level on raids or trials afaik. Roulettes, dungeons, and PotD are the ways to level after 50. FATEs won't work for your 1st job, in large part because you need to be able to fly, but by the time you can fly you'll be above the level of the FATEs. They're pretty dead in HW.
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    Story/sidequests should also do a large chunk of the first job, though you'll need to supplement at towards the end with stuff like roulettes.
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  • Seifer267Seifer267 Full Members
    edited January 10
    Macstorm wrote: »
    Yeah, catching up on HW is my top priority. Just curious what else is out there to help with leveling when that time comes.

    2 things help leveling as a dps: always queuing for the highest level dungeon avaliable you while questing and Palace of the Dead. I make sure I'm queued for one when I'm getting serious about leveling.
    This is of course after your roulette (I do all of them except the pvp one and main scenario).

    Edit: just saw that I repeated what everyone else said haha. That's what I get for not posting when I started writing lol.
  • The DoomhammerThe Doomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    edited January 13
    preliminary patch notes are up - http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/70e839ed28f33889db1664ed1f9c396f0a229d21#newitem

    They're removing the random rule when playing NPC's in triple triad, I might actually play it now.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Got to 50 (ilvl 90) on Ninja. Gonna have to find some good accessories and money.
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  • The DoomhammerThe Doomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    Final patch notes got released as well. Time for Light Grinding: Revengeance.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Thanks to my new gear from Gibetto Inc, I feel like a beast in combat. It's nice. Also got around to fighting King Mog last night and was using remote play on Vita. Seifer was right, these are quick and easy now since people know what to do. The queue was even short, so hurray!
    "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant."
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